'Suite Life on Deck' star Windell Middlebrooks dead at 36

Karen Butler
Windell Middlebrooks in 2011. Shutterstock
Windell Middlebrooks in 2011. Shutterstock

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- Television actor Windell D. Middlebrooks has died suddenly in Los Angeles at the age of 36.

"He was a wonderful actor, a brilliant human being and an even better friend," his manager Steve Ivey told The Los Angeles Times Tuesday. "I, along with everyone else whose lives he touched, will miss him more than words can possibly say."


Middlebrooks died Monday morning, however the cause of his death has not yet been disclosed.

He is known for his work in the Miller High Life TV commercials, as well as on the series The Suite Life on Deck, Parks and Recreation, Cougar Town, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Scrubs.

His former Suite Life co-stars Debby Ryan and Cole Sprouse, and countless fans, took to Twitter to express their sorrow over his death.

"rest in peace Windell Middlebrooks, our "Kirby". you were a light to the entire Suite Life crew and cast and we'll forever love you," Ryan tweeted.

"#WindellMiddlebrooks RIP, miss you already," Sprouse posted.

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